(CNN) – A federal judge has denied the Obama administration's request to stay his ruling lifting a moratorium on offshore drilling moratorium until an appeals court could review the case.
In an emergency hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied the government's motion to stay pending appeal "for the same reasons given in [the] Court's June 22, 2010 order granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction."
The six-month ban had halted all drilling in more than 500 feet of water and prevented new permits from being issued.
"I love the part where he mentions that an airplane crash doesn't justify grounding all airliners. "
Just goes to show how desperate he was. The analogy is inept. One airplane crashing does not destroy thousands of miles of coastline, entire industries dependent upon that coast line and the wildlife it supports, does not create billions of dollars in expenses for the federal government, i.e., the taxpayers. The analogy was the fig leaf, pal, covering Feldman's arrousal over his own investments in the oil industry. The fact is, most legal standards for whether a preliminary injunction should issue involve a weighing of the potential harms (a) to those against whom it would issue if issued and (b) to those who seek it if it is not issued. Feldman's analogy shows that he was purposefully mischaracterizing that balancing/weighing test to skew it in the direction he wanted it to go.
BP Agreed to the 20MM escrow. Obama has no authority to force them to do anything. Take off your love goggles and see Obama for what he is. This is a cynical and mostly inept politician who sold you a load of manure about hope and change...
actually when a plane crashes due to SAFETY VIOLATIONS, that actually is grounds for grounding all planes for that company. It's not like Deepwater Horizon blew up because a pigeon got sucked up into a turbine. It went down due to criminal negligence. The judge's comparison here to grounding airplanes is not valid.
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@bedtime – "I love the part where he mentions that an airplane crash doesn't justify grounding all airliners. And for those of you who will claim he was bought off, where's you evidence?"
Here is some information that the lunatic from the bench who has stocks in hallibutron/transocean and bp has fogotten about –
AA flight #191 on May 25, 1979 (Chicago) – a DC 10 crashed on take off. All DC10s were grounded. It was also the fourth(!) involving a DC 10.
When the next oil rig explodes and everyone living in the Gulf drowns in it (hope it NEVER happens) you can throw this dimwit from the LA courts and bachman, jindall, the quitter, barton, barbour and every other idiot who would rather kill the Earth than wait six months to make sure all is in place so that no future catastrophes happen.
So what happens when the next oil rig leaks?
Dictator Obama isn't going to like this....he wants everything his way, no questions asked. sounds like everyone here rides there bicycles everywhere they go.
Now there's an activist judge for you.
This guy should have recused himself due to his ties to big oil investments. He is a radical, right wing crook.
This administration could care less about how many people will be put out of work by keeping the moritorium in place.It still isn't dealing with the rest of the nation when it comes to unemployment. There are just so many temporary cencus jobs to go around.And as for what judges rule they have already showed they could care less about what a judge says,they'll find another way to circumvent the law.
What is your excuse, you blatant idiot? This is what I love to see...another republican who has no idea what reality is in this world.
The fact that the American people don't realize that the GOP is for the oil companies – and ONLY the oil companies is beyond me. Truely remarkable. Wake up and see who is actually FOR THE PEOPLE.
Definitely NOT anyone in the Republican Party!
Good decision. Perhaps the judiciary can order the Obama administration not to impede cleanup efforts that are being undertaken at the State levels.
If Obama could make any decision that is not jsut strickly politically motivated we may get back on track. Prohibiting some drilling is a good idea but get some people in that actually have worked in a real job in the real world for some advice and set in place tough oversight.
Finally a non-activist judge. This is the right thing to do. Drilling shouldn't be stopped because of one accident. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't investigate the cause and where things went wrong.
Wow, what a bunch of whiners with no moral fiber. There are thousands of people in the Gulf who have no way to make any living except for working on oil rigs and in the oil industry.
One rig had a problem. It's a big problem but it does not mean that other rigs will.
When the mining disaster happened a few months ago, Obama did not close down every mine in the United States, did he? Of course not.
So why should all oil rigs be shut down?
I could understand if they wanted to shut down all rigs associated with companies that took part in Deepwater Horizon. That might make sense. BUT closing down all rigs is punishment to the people of the Gulf.
Why not direct your anger at the EPA who has kept most of the ways to capture the oil (skimmers, berms, etc.) from being used? It is the government who is to blame for the oil reaching shore.
Some of the judge's comments do lack sensibility. There are times in an industry such as in aviation that a single catastrophic failure can indicate an industrywide problem when using the same equipment. There are several historical examples that bear this out. While denying the moratorium gets people back to work it could prove to be a short sighted disasterous decision. This judge should've recused himself just based on his financial ties creating a conflict of interest.
Hey bedtime, get your facts! Those people were to be compensated. THE PEOPLE OUT OF WORK FOR THOSE 6 MONTHS WERE TO BE COMPENSATED!!!!!!!! Do your want this to happen again? We in louisiana are suffering NOT YOU! People are starting to say they can actually smell the oil because of the heat. These rigs should be checked to avoid loss of life and to keep our enviorment safe. Your hate for Obama has messed up your brain. Get over it, he won!
Fried Seafood Platter:
I went down to the Gulf
to order a plate
of that seafood I love
a true fisherman's fate
I wanted fried oysters
fried shrimp and some scallop
fried flounder and clams
and a drink with some wallop
So they brought me a plate
it was covered in oil
when I looked at the food
it did make my blood boil
I asked what had happened
to the food I so loved
the answer was met
with a push and a shove
They said 20 billion
is the price that was paid
and all was included
and the deal it was made
Well how could this happen?
my face it did grimace
they all yelled BP
was the new public menace
But what of the Fed?
I asked them quite clearly
inspections and permits
where they rubber stamped merely?
Now a long silence fell
in that Mariner's Hall
as I was asked to vacate
with hey go to hell!
Now I'm heading on home
without even one bite
for eating that oil
just gives me such fright
Now I'm leaving the Gulf
to head for the east
where there might be seafood
to ply towards my feast
For no matter how hungry
I just can't relate
to the smell and the taste
of a crude 50 weight!
Democrats care nothing for the people of these United States.
They would blindly follow Obama off a cliff if he told them it
was the right thing to do!
And Democrats...you seem to be forgetting that America is still a Republic not a Democracy!
all you left wingnuts should review the recent NBC/WSJ poll.....your boy...and you...are done
one minute the republicans are running around for some media
attention saying to the people in the gulf it is Obama failure to
respond to this oil spill in the gulf and the next minute they want
more drilling because of jobs now I wanted to help by taking
vacation in florida but forget it if they want to continue to pollute
there water ways then so be it but I am not going to have anything
to do with it you can't have both ways look at this federal judge
and that is just one of many people are in the oil companies pocket
Bravo Norma! You are right on and we in Louisiana appreciate your prayers, unlike the Obama haters that are thinking with their hate, you are thinking with your head..
This 'judge' should have recused himself because of all his oil business investments. no excuse for him to be anywhere near this lawsuit! he must be a rethuglikkklan. another protector of big business over the little guy and the planet. how often to these wastes of skin have to kick the little guy in the teeth before they stop voting repuglican't?????
@BedtimeforBonzo: Guess the blast in Texas causing 15 deaths and
170 injuries due to BP negligence and resulting in 21million fine just
from OSHA was no big deal.
Guess the other 730million in fines for BP due to willful violations,
neglience, etc. is no big deal.
Guess BP having the worst safety and environmental record of any
oil company in America is no big deal.
You really need to update your stupidity, because all of this has
happened recently. The blast in 2005.